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Unmanaged garbage pollutes Sundarharaicha

2022 Sep 18, 8:38, Sundarharaicha

The Sundarharaicha Municipality of Morang district has witnessed problems with garbage management. Garbage is being dumped near a forest and riverbank for five years.

The locals complain that the reeking garbage piles might have caused diseases and a polluted environment.

The dumping site in the section of Khorsane-Kerabari of Ward No 10 in the municipality has badly polluted the environment, they argued.

Nagendra Dahal, a resident of Sundarharaicha-10, said the plastic waste is spread to agricultural fields and other places when it rains. Dahal wondered why the biodegradable and non-degradable waste was not separated and managed accordingly.

Ward No 4 of the municipality has also been dumping the waste at Badahar near Gachhiya stream for some years. The waste collected from Biratchowk bazaar, Khorsane, Salakpur, and Gothgaun is dumped in the forest while those collected from Gacchiya, Dulari, Banshari, and Baliya at Badahar. 

Media person Baburam Niraula viewed the administration failed to pay adequate attention to proper management of waste in Sundarharaicha. "It is not wise to throw garbage in the forest," he commented, underscoring the need for timely classification of the waste and management accordingly.

He further said it is likely that garbage management would be a serious problem if effective measures are not taken on time.

The municipality has been collecting garbage daily by truck and tipper. Although 2 bigha and five katthas of land were purchased at Ward No 1 of the municipality for waste management, but the waste is not dumped there.

However, Mayor Kedar Prasad Guragain informed that efforts were underway to manage garbage, seeking a long-term solution. It would take time and warrants collective efforts and cooperation, he stressed.


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